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Trialling of Digital Driving Licenses

Posted in General News on Monday, September 20th, 2021

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has announced the trial of a new digital driving licence system. The first phase of the plans will see a new type of provisional licence for learner drivers which they will be able to access via a smartphone app. Reports suggest that full licences will eventually be transitioned over to a digital form too, but the photocard licences will be available alongside the new licences for the foreseeable future. It has been claimed that the agency was unable to produce licenses in a digital form previously due to EU regulations. Steve Gooding, Director of the RAC Foundation said: These days, the one thing drivers are most likely to have with them is their phone, so using it to carry their driver’s licence could be quite handy,”           

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Dr Peter Green

Monday, September, 20th, 2021

About time

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Trevor Bowes

Wednesday, September, 22nd, 2021

It could be good for some who has smart phones, but I am the old type, if my phone is not broken, don't fix it (or renew it) I'm not into smart phone, and I don't have internet either. and what about the blind and old people who can't be bothered. I'm happy as I am, I wish people would just leave alone, instead of breaking their necks to change people to what they want?

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Edmund Hobby

Wednesday, September, 29th, 2021

This idea is all well and good but what about the people that do not have a smart phone nor any mobile phone. In my case amongst my many problems is a phobia with phones.